Stripburger *Ewar Edition

Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2003
By: Darren Schroeder

Call for participation

After publishing an anti-nazi calendar, thematic issues on human rights, ecology, handicap, sexuality and madness, Stripburger is now proceeding towards the most atrocious thematic field yet: WAR.

Stripburger *Ewar edition aims to expose the phenomenon of war and all its consequences through the medium of comic. We want authors to disclose, expose, illustrate and problematise the absurdity of war, reasons of war, war-time violence, war profiteering, war crimes, war against terrorism/state violence, NATO, imperialism, occupation, warmonging, genocide, draft and everything else connected to war in any kind of way. Don't be afraid to unveil the overlooked aspects of war!

The use of actual wars, actual conflicts, occupations, crimes etc, current or future, is not necessary but is nevertheless welcome. In any way we expect authors to exceed the usual stereotypes and racist prejudice of media discourse and take a tougher stand towards the given problem. Original style and interpretation of the topic is essential! In spite of the gloominess of the topic, the comics with a lot of humor and irony are especially welcome.

For a big part of the Western world the horribleness and the tragedy of war have disintegrated into apathy of constant media consuming. Stripburger's intention is quite the opposite. The goal of Stripburger's War edition is to release and evolve the political and activist potentials of comic media and contribute to peace and understanding in a world separated into the rich and the poor and torn with wars and violence.

The deadline is 15th April !

Authors should add their full address, e-mail, web-page (if they happen to have one) and a short autobiography (no more than 100 words). Best comics will be published in an anthology comic book. The selection of the comics will be carried out by Stripburger editorial board and members of the Peace Institute Ljubljana. The best 7 artists will receive award of 100 euros each.

Send A4 (21 x 29.7 cm) format black and white photocopies (do not send original artwork!) or .tif files on a CD (600 pixels/inch for black and white line-art comics or 300 pixels/inch for grayscale comics). No MAC CDs please. You can also e-mail your comics to, where you can also write to us should you have any questions.

The Peace Institute is our partner at this project and you can find something about them and their view of the project in the attachment.

Your Stripburger

Strip Core c/o Forum Ljubljana, Metelkova 6/I, SI - 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
tel.: +386 1 2319662, fax: +386 1 4338074

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